Anjali is back in a leading role after quite some time, with Disney Hotstar’s latest web series, Jhansi, which is set to begin streaming on the OTT platform from the 27th of October. The web series has garnered some good buzz, and the promotions for the series are also in full swing. Let’s see how the web series has fared.
The story is about Jhansi, a woman who forgets her past. While Jhansi is currently living a happy life with her child and husband, her past comes back to haunt her. What happened in her past and why is she being hunted so badly forms the rest of the story of Jhansi.
Anjali essays the titular character, around whom the entire story revolves. She carries the entire setup very well on her shoulders, and easily emotes through every scene that she is in, once again proving what a capable actor she is. However, since we’ve only got to see her in one episode, it should be seen how she will continue to evolve through the rest of the episodes.
The supporting cast, which includes Chandini Chowdary, Adarsh Balakrishna, Raj Arun and Samyukta Hornad all do a good job. They are all perfectly cast in their roles and give a good bouncing pad for Anjali’s central performance.
The director, Thiru, has most certainly taken up a good plot to deal with, and so far, his execution has been good enough, with the pilot episode having enough intrigue to draw everyone in. It is to be seen how he has handled the remaining episodes.
The production design in top-notch, and so is the cinematography. The background score by Sricharan Pakala aids the visuals very well, giving the audience a good feel of the tension and situation of what’s going on.
- Anjali performance
- Supporting cast performance
- Slow pacing
Final Verdict: Jhansi holds a lot of promise, and looks very interesting, with its nail-biting plot. However, it remains to be seen how the rest of the series will proceed here on.